We can choose to be audacious enough to take responsibility for the entire human family. We can choose to make our love for the world be what our lives are really about.
Each of us now has the opportunity, the privilege, to make a difference in creating a world that works for all of us. It will require courage, audacity, and heart. It is much more radical than a revolution – it is the beginning of a transformation in the quality of life on our planet.
You have the power to fire the shot heard ‘round the world. (Werner Erhard, Graduate Review, February 1980.)
We live in a world in which a fundamental assumption is that it is futile for an individual to attempt to have an impact on the world.
Clearly, people are now ready to express in commitment and in action their deepest desire to create a world that works for everyone. (Werner Erhard in “A Shot Heard Round the World: A World that Works for Everyone,” Graduate Review, April 1980.)